Federation CJA 360 - May 31, 2019

For the last 360 of Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, we cover the surprise announcement of a second Israeli election this year, Leonard Cohen’s recently-revealed letters to his muse Marianne, the latest music video from A-WA – a band of Yemenite Jewish sisters, and more. Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Candlelight
May 31 | 8:17 PM

Israel will hold new elections after Netanyahu fails to form coalition
For the first time in its history, Israel will hold a second national election in one year, five months after the last election in April.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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British government launches Labour antisemitism probe
The move, announced Tuesday, is unprecedented in that it focuses an official government inquiry on racism and hate speech into one of the country’s oldest parties, which used to be regarded as mainstream and moderate.

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Opinion: Ottawa is right to tackle online radicalization
Shimon Koffler Fogel – CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Federation CJA’s advocacy arm – applauds the Trudeau government’s unveiling of a new Digital Charter, seen as a milestone in countering terrorist and extremist content online.

Source: The Star

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Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Federation CJA’s Virtual Community Museum
May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions of Jewish Canadians to the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of this country. Click here to explore 100 years of building community, decade by decade, on Federation CJA’s Virtual Community Museum, which was created as part of our Centennial year celebrations.  

Source: Federation CJA

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A-WA, a band of Yemenite Jewish sisters, want you to feel at home
Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim are sisters from southern Israel, and their band A-WA plays a combination of traditional Yemenite songs, electronic music and hip-hop.

Source: Hey Alma

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'Write me and tell me your heart’: Correspondence between Leonard Cohen and his muse
The more than 50 letters penned by Juif d’ici Cohen to Marianne Ihlen, which will be auctioned this spring, offer an intimate, personal glimpse into the Canadian icon during a key period of his artistic development.

Source: CBC

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In “Booksmart”, Beanie Feldstein finally goes from sidekick to star
Read about the Jewish actress’s breakout role in one of the summer’s biggest releases.

Source: Hey Alma

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Why you should be grilling like an Israeli this summer
Get yourself a portable grill and have a party.

Source: The Nosher

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8 Canadian books to read for Jewish Heritage Month
CBC recommends eight books by Canadian Jewish writers to check out.

Source: CBC

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DID YOU KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW?

Source: Federation CJA

Join us (and the Shinshinim) this Sunday for GenMTL’s Israel Fest! There will be Israeli music, dancing, snacks and much more. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CSUQ’s 2019 Israeli Film Festival
Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec
Time: May 26-June 5 | Times vary

RSVP to GenMTL-Israel Fest
GenMTL
Time: Sunday, June 2 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fashion Forward: A Deep Dive into the Fashion Industry
GenMTL’s Richter Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Time: Thursday, June 13| 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jewish Leadership Recognition Awards
Federation CJA
Time: Monday, June 17 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

CAREERS

Federation CJA

Administrative Assistant

Cook

Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Program Manager – Federation CJA Passport to Jewish Life

Senior Development Officer

Senior Prospect Researcher


Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada

Major Gifts Officer, Greater Toronto Area and Ontario Region - Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada


Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS)

Foundation Administrative Associate

Offsite Program Associate

Disclaimer
Federation CJA 360 is a news aggregate, offering readers a variety of articles and opinion pieces on topics of concern to the Jewish community and presented in a concise, convenient platform. The opinions expressed by contributors shared in Federation CJA 360 do not necessarily reflect the policies or the positions of Federation CJA, its staff or its Board of Directors.

About Federation CJA
For over one hundred years, Federation CJA has been at the heart of the organized Jewish community in Montreal. In partnership with a vast network of agencies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally, Federation CJA builds and sustains this community by providing leadership and by supporting the delivery of services and programs to care for the vulnerable and those in need, to ensure a bright Jewish future, to represent communal interests and to positively affect issues in the wider society.

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